(Closed) Ob-Gyn, need to find a new one, help!

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would definitely ask friends for their recommendations, I think that is the best way to go.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I asked for recommendations on Facebook when I switched. Got a ton of referrals to the same group, so I made an appt and chose based on the doctors specific expertise (needed someone who delt with high risk pregancy). It worked well because I love my new doctor. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

SweetBeets:  Look for any moms/women’s groups in your area on Facebook and ask them – you’ll get tons of recommendations and experiences. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I looked at the website of the hospital that id like to have a baby at in the future since we also started ttc recently, so basicly most hospitals these days have doctors of all specialties affiliated with them so i looked at the list of obgyns in my areA then looked through their credentials and reviews. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

First, ask any friends for suggestions.

My insurance is Tricare. When I got pregnant and needed to choose a doctor, they gave me an ENORMOUS list of who was in my network, sorted by where they were in the state. I immediately eliminated people who were in cities I was unwilling to drive to. Then I started google mapping distances and limited myself to 15-20 minutes one way.

Then when I had a handful of people, I started googling reviews, looking at their websites, etc etc etc.

Then I called to make sure they were still practicing (Tricare’s information is very old, this is normal for them but I’d call to make sure *anyway* that way you’re not wasting time getting a referral for a doctor who can’t help) and then sorted down the ones I wanted from there.

It took about two days total.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

If your insurance is through your employer, I would ask coworker friends. I found mine on my insurance website and picked based on convenience of location, but I’ve referred other coworkers to them based on my experience. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Definitely ask your friends! I had a male OBGYN and he was not sensitive or understanding. I switched while I was pregnant and love her. Like I seriously look forward to our appointments. 

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